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Homegrown Democrat : [a few plain thoughts from the heart of America]

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""I didn't become a Democrat because I was angry," says Garrison Keillor, writer and host of A Prairie Home Companion. "I'm a Democrat because I received a good education in the public schools of Anoka, Minnesota, attended a great state university and when I was 18, John F. Kennedy ran for president." Here, with great heart and wit and a dash of anger, Keillor describes the democratic values of the hard-working  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Garrison Keillor; Garrison Keillor
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 1565119274 9781565119277
OCLC Number: 56191064
Notes: Subtitle from packaging.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 3 sound cassettes (4.5 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed.
Responsibility: Garrison Keillor.

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""I didn't become a Democrat because I was angry," says Garrison Keillor, writer and host of A Prairie Home Companion. "I'm a Democrat because I received a good education in the public schools of Anoka, Minnesota, attended a great state university and when I was 18, John F. Kennedy ran for president." Here, with great heart and wit and a dash of anger, Keillor describes the democratic values of the hard-working God-fearing people of Lake Wobegon and the idea of the common good-- the civil compact that Republicans have been attacking for the past decade. The simple code of the Golden Rule that underlies midwestern civility. The politics of kindness. The obligation to defend the weak against the powerful. "We Democrats are deeply flawed people, we can be earnestly boring and awfully righteous about moral issues in faraway places. We can be weenies, capable of doing dumb things in the name of the common good. But we do stick to our guns. We believe in decency and public spiritedness and have refused to hitch our wagon to yahooism and have supported government as a necessary force for good. And we are passionate. This is a year for passion." A reminiscence, a political tract, and a humorous meditation, Homegrown Democrat is a deeply personal work from one of America's best-loved voices"--Container.

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